Animals and Public Health

Why Treating Animals Better is Critical to Human Welfare

Author: A. Akhtar

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230358527

Category: Science

Page: 247

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A compelling argument of how human health is adversely affected by our poor treatment of non-human animals. The author contents that in order to successfully confront the 21st Century's health challenges, we need to broaden the definition of the word 'public' in public health to include non-human animals.

An Introduction to Animals and Visual Culture

Author: Randy Malamud

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137009837

Category: Art

Page: 162

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How and why do people "frame" animals so pervasively, and what are the ramifications of this habit? For animals, being put into a cultural frame (a film, a website, a pornographic tableau, an advertisement, a cave drawing, a zoo) means being taken out of their natural contexts, leaving them somehow displaced and decontextualized. Human vision of the animal equates to power over the animal. We envision ourselves as monarchs of all we survey, but our dismal record of polluting and destroying vast swaths of nature shows that we are indeed not masters of the ecosphere. A more ethically accurate stance in our relationship to animals should thus challenge the omnipotence of our visual access to them.

Animals and African Ethics

Author: Kai Horsthemke

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137504056

Category: Philosophy

Page: 187

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The claim is frequently made on behalf of African moral beliefs and practices that they do not objectify and exploit nature and natural existents like Western ethics does. This book investigates whether this is correct and what kind of status is reserved for other-than-human animals in African ethics.

Political Animals and Animal Politics

Author: Marcel Wissenburg,David Schlosberg

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349683086

Category: Philosophy

Page: 180

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While much has been written on environmental politics on the one hand, and animal ethics and welfare on the other, animal politics is underexamined. There are key political implications in the increase of animal protection laws, the rights of nature, and political parties dedicated to animals.

Animal Cruelty, Antisocial Behaviour, and Aggression

More than a Link

Author: Phil Arkow,Eleonora Gullone

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137284544

Category: Philosophy

Page: 182

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Demonstrating that animal cruelty behaviours are another form of antisocial behaviour, alongside human aggression and violence, and almost without exception are carried out by the same individuals this book offers clear recommendations for future research on animal cruelty and future action aimed at prevention.

Forthcoming Books

Author: Rose Arny

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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